Doctor Who Weeping Angel Sewing Pattern | Whims And Fancies

This 10″ Weeping Angel block started it all.  I had just started creating paper piecing patterns a few months earlier and decided to embark upon creating a Weeping Angel quilt pattern.  Of course, it had to be a paper piecing pattern.  I also wanted to optimize the pattern to have minimal seam alignment for easier piecing.  I won’t lie, as a novice pattern designer, it was hard work.  I worked on it slowly and finally the pattern was written and shortly afterwards, the block was stitched.  I had a tremendous boost of confidence after designing this pattern.

Much later, Caroline found this block on Flickr and we started working on a Doctor Who Quilt Along together.  She wanted to make a quilt for her son, and very selfishly, I wanted to make a quilt for myself.  We made 12″ blocks for the quilt along.  Originally I was just going to use this block in my quilt with borders added.  My husband, however, egged me on to make a 12″ version of this block for the quilt.  I did, and therefore ended up with this orphan 10″ block.

 

Doctor Who Weeping Angel Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

This year I am taking care of my orphan blocks, and it was time to pull this one out.  I haven’t done much FMQ, I am married to my walking foot.  I thought I’d give FMQ another go on this one.  There are a few spots where the curves could be a little better.  I tried really hard not to fuss over them.  I used a yellow thread for the overall quilting because I didn’t want the quilting to show up too much on the border.  The binding is done in the same blue fabric as the background of the block.  It is now residing in my husband’s office on the guest bed along with the Fairy Door pillow I made earlier.

 

4th Of July Fabric Giveaways | Whims And Fancies

I mentioned giving away two sets of four fat quarters in the last Freadom Quilt blog post.  A huge thank you to all who read it and left such wonderful comments.  Your comments always mean so much.  It’s my pleasure to announce Marjorie Nath and Marly as the two winners.  Congratulations!!

Lastly, here are the latest cards from the third week of my index card drawings for the icad project –

Icad 2015 - Route 66 Neo Sign | Whims And Fancies

Route 66 Neon sign

Icad 2015 - National Parks Posters | Whims And Fancies

National Parks Of America
Top row – Death Valley, Carlsbad Caverns, Yosemite
Bottom Row – Saguaro, Rocky Mountain, Arches

Icad 2015 Melrose Abbey Window | Whims And Fancies

Melrose Abbey, Scotland

Icad 2015 - Fairy Tree House | Whims And Fancies

Tree House, A Fairy lives in it.

Icad 2015 - Snow Globe | Whims And Fancies

Snow Globe

Icad 2015 - Dryburgh Abbey Window Colour Wheel | Whims And Fancies

Colour Wheel – Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland

Icad 2015 - 1970 Disco | Whims And Fancies

1970s – Ah yes! Disco of course

I am still drawing them, one per day.  Some days it’s very hard to come up with new ideas, but I am still doing them.  Hope you like them!

Until next time,
-Soma